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This page is dedicated to keeping readers informed of the latest news and thought leadership articles from law firms across the globe.

If your firm wishes to publish press releases or articles, please contact Shehab Khurshid on +44 (0) 207 396 5689 or shehab.khurshid@legalease.co.uk

 

WOLF THEISS SUCCESSFULLY REPRESENTS THE ECB BEFORE THE AUSTRIAN PATENT OFFICE

November 2010. Press Releases by Wolf Theiss (view listing).

Vienna, 28 October 2010 – Wolf Theiss has achieved a decisive victory by having an application for the invalidation of a European patent for an anticounterfeiting technology upheld by Austria's Supreme Senate for Patent and Trademark Matters.

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WOLF THEISS ADVISES THE PRIVATE EQUITY FIRM TRITON ON THE ACQUISITION OF THE WITTUR GROUP

November 2010. Press Releases by Wolf Theiss (view listing).

Vienna, 8 November 2010 – Together with the global law firm Linklaters LLP, Wolf Theiss advised the private equity investment company Triton on all legal and tax-related issues connected with the takeover of Wittur, the international lift components manufacturer.

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WOLF THEISS ADVISES JP MORGAN AND DEUTSCHE BANK

November 2010. Press Releases by Wolf Theiss (view listing).

WOLF THEISS ADVISES JP MORGAN AND DEUTSCHE BANK ON FIRST-EVER EUROBOND ISSUANCE OF THE REPUBLIC OF ALBANIA

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Five Carey Olsen lawyers named as leading private funds lawyers

November 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Five Carey Olsen funds lawyers have been recognised in the International Who’s Who of Private Funds Lawyers 2011.

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AstapovLawyers acted as a legal adviser to Marshall Capital Partners

November 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

15.11.2010 - AstapovLawyers International Law Group advised Marshall Capital Partners on the restructuring and audit of the fund’s subsidiaries.

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AstapovLawyers succeeds in a GAFTA arbitration involving their Kazakh client

November 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

15.11.2010 - The GAFTA arbitration tribunal has rendered an award in favour of AstapovLawyers’ client, one of the largest agricultural producers and traders in Kazakhstan, in a long-lasting arbitration case against an importer from Germany.

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Grindrod takes over ABC group

November 2010. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

UBO Holdings B.V. is an acquisition holding company set up by Grindrod Trading (Asia) PTE LTD and Island View Shipping International PTE Limited, both of which form part of the South African company Grindrod Limited (Grindrod).

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Training institution

November 2010. Press Releases by AKD (view listing).

Hans van Mens and VĂ©ronique Zielinski assisted a major training institution which wished to outsource its catering activities.

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MAQS assists HermĂšs, Prada, Gucci and others in the biggest seizure of counterfeits in Denmark 2010

November 2010. Press Releases by MAQS Law Firm (view listing).

A shipment of 2,5 tons of potential counterfeits of well-known trademarks has been seized in the Copenhagen Airport the last week of October 2010.

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First Tier Ranking in IFLR 1000

November 2010. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

Hassans international law firm is once again delighted to be ranked in Tier No 1 in the independent directory, IFLR1000, 2011. Its stand-alone position further strengthens the firms’ reputation, expertise and quality of service to clients.

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Hassans launch Sir Joshua Hassan Lectures

November 2010. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

James Levy QC, Senior Partner at leading law firm Hassans, welcomed over one hundred distinguished guests to the Rock Hotel last night, who were there to enjoy the inaugural ‘Sir Joshua Hassan Lecture' delivered by Lord Michael Howard.

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Dr. Ljubomir Mudrić joins AstapovLawyers as a Partner

November 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group announces that Dr. Ljubomir Mudrić, a well known top manager and former chairman of Allseeds Group, joins the firm's team as a Partner.

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AstapovLawyers succeeds in a GAFTA arbitration involving their Kazakh client

November 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

The GAFTA arbitration tribunal has rendered an award in favour of AstapovLawyers' client, one of the largest agricultural producers and traders in Kazakhstan, in a long-lasting arbitration case against an importer from Germany.

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AstapovLawyers announces a new hire

November 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

On November 8, 2010, Olena Levtsun joined AstapovLawyers' Kyiv office as a junior associate of the international restructuring, insolvency and tax planning department.

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Who’s Who Legal CIS 2011 recognizes AstapovLawyers

November 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group is proud to announce that Andrey Astapov, AstapovLawyers Managing Partner, and Oleh Malskyy, AstapovLawyers Partner, were selected by Who's Who Legal: CIS 2011 research team as CIS leading business lawyers.

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AstapovLawyers became the first general partner of the UBA in 2011

November 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Astapov Lawyers International Law Group is the most dynamic full service Law Firm on the Ukrainian legal market. The company began operating in 2002, and today it is consistently named among the leaders of the market for quality and reliability of service as well as for the depth of expertise by major International Legal Directories.

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Vegetable oil industry is one of priority areas for AstapovLawyers

November 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Andrey Astapov, AstapovLawyers' Managing Partner, took part in the second international conference Oilseeds & Oils 2010, held in Istanbul, Turkey, on October 17 - 19, 2010.

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AstapovLawyers announces a new hire

November 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

On October 18, 2010, Igor Mulyarchuk joined AstapovLawyers' Kyiv office as a junior associate of the International litigation department. Prior to joining AstapovLawyers, Igor worked as a chief expert for maritime safety at the "Ukrainian state inspectorate for maritime safety".

 

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schoenherr and freshfields advise on volkswagen / porsche holding salzburg acquisition

November 2010. Press Releases by Schönherr (view listing).

The family shareholders of Porsche Holding Salzburg have resolved to exercise the put option to sell to Volkswagen AG the operating business of Porsche Holding Salzburg. The put option to this effect was exercised yesterday. The transfer of the automobile trade company will take place at a fixed price of EUR 3.3 billion, probably during the first half of 2011 but no later than September 30, 2011.

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Christian Hernandez to address Lloyds Shipping Conference

November 2010. Press Releases by ISOLAS (view listing).

This year's edition of this, one of the most prestigious conferences for Shipping on the London calendar, is designed to offer its delegates an insight into the practical analysis of the law in key geographical jurisdictions.

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LGS Open Recruitment

November 2010. Press Releases by Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo (view listing).

Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo has an acknowledged reputation for providing international and Indonesian companies with authoritative legal analysis on the most complicated business transactions. For our roles in a number of large scale projects over the years, we have received awards from, among others, the International Financial Law Review, named as Indonesia Deal Firm of the Year by Asian Legal Business in 2006, and recently nominated by Asian Legal Business in 2008 and 2009 as Indonesian Deal Firm of the Year.

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Batik Day at LGS

November 2010. Press Releases by Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo (view listing).

On Friday, 2nd October 2009, LGS Lawyers and Staff wore batik to celebrate UNESCO`s decision to recognize batik as an element of global cultural heritage from Indonesia.

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Penkov, Markov & Partners – Corporate INTL Global Awards 2010 WINNER!

November 2010. Press Releases by Penkov, Markov & Partners (view listing).

Penkov, Markov & Partners – Attorneys at Law is this year’s winner of the Corporate INTL Global Awards for the jurisdiction of Bulgaria in the following categories: Full Service Advisory Excellence Mergers & Acquisition Advisory Excellence

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Return of Mr. Sonny S. W. Park

November 2010. Press Releases by Choi & Kim (view listing).

On 4 October 2010, CHOI & KIM, a top-tier maritime specialist law firm in Korea, welcomed the return of their junior partner, Mr. Sonny S. W. Park. After 7 years with the firm, Mr. Park was on his sabbatical for a period of little more than a year to study in the U.K. and he has recently completed the LL. M program at the King's College London (University of London) and come back to the office to join his colleagues at Choi & Kim.

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SGX-ASX merger under close media scrutiny

November 2010. Press Releases by Stamford Law Corporation (view listing).

The SGX-ASX merger continues to be under intense media scrutiny in all major newspapers. 

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DVD Medical Negligence Cases

November 2010. Press Releases by Hayes Solicitors (view listing).

Deirdre McCarthy was invited to speak at the VTE National Symposium on 16 September 2010 organised by Covidien.

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B&K awarded by ACQ and Global Law Experts

November 2010. Press Releases by Attorneys at law Borenius Ltd (view listing).

Borenius & Kemppinen was again this year awarded with several ACQ Country Awards. We were chosen as "Law Firm of the Year" for Finland in the following categories:

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The Drew & Napier ASEAN Competition Law Portal - Now Launched

November 2010. Press Releases by Drew & Napier LLC (view listing).

19 Oct 2010 - Drew & Napier LLC (“Drew & Napier”) announced today that it has launched their virtual ASEAN competition law portal. This portal provides updates on competition law development and cases investigated by the competition authorities within ASEAN member countries.

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Carey Olsen advises on minority acquisition through Jersey scheme of arrangement

November 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen lawyers have advised Rambler Media Limited on the cash acquisition of the shares of minority shareholders in that company by ProfMedia Limited through a Jersey scheme of arrangement.

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Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners

November 2010. Press Releases by KERRES PARTNERS RechtsanwÀlte (view listing).

STEP is in the process of founding the local structure for Austria. Christoph Kerres of KERRES PARTNERS has been a long time distinguished member of STEP and has only recently published an article about Austrian Trusts and Austrian Private Foundations together with his colleague Florian Pröll in the STEP magazine.

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Kerres Partners wins the 2010 Award for best Austrian Law Firm

November 2010. Press Releases by KERRES PARTNERS RechtsanwÀlte (view listing).

The renowned Corporate International enlists professionals worldwide and provides an annual award for the best law firms in certain categories.

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Patron of the Arts Award 2010

November 2010. Press Releases by Samuel Seow Law Corporation (view listing).

Each year, in appreciation of the contributions made by individuals and corporations toward the promotion and development of the arts in Singapore, the National Arts Council endorses nominations for the conferment of the prestigious Patron of the Arts Awards.

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HASSANS LISTED IN AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION’S GUIDE TO FOREIGN LAW FIRMS

November 2010. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

Gibraltar – Hassans International Law Firm has been selected to be included in the latest edition of the American Bar Association’s Guide to Foreign Law Firms, which was published in October with the cooperation of the ABA Section of International Law. Hassans is a member of TerraLex, the worldwide network of independent law firms and a global source for business lawyers.

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New lawyer at GÀrde Wesslau AdvokatbyrÄ

November 2010. Press Releases by GÀrde Wesslau AdvokatbyrÄ (view listing).

Bo Thomaeus was on October 15, 2010, admitted member of the Swedish Bar Association.

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G&D has advised AB LandÄ

November 2010. Press Releases by Gernandt & Danielsson AdvokatbyrÄ (view listing).

G&D has advised AB LandÄ (owned by Altor and Bure through AB Skrindan)

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Setterwalls recruits Joachim Hagen Pikwer from IKEA

November 2010. Press Releases by Setterwalls (view listing).

Setterwalls continues to strengthen its infrastructure and construction practice by recruiting Joachim Hagen Pikwer. With many years experience at Skanska, Joachim boosts the firm's expertise in construction and property law, as well as project financing. From October 1, Joachim will work from the Stockholm office.

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INSOL Europe has a new Swedish representative from Setterwalls

November 2010. Press Releases by Setterwalls (view listing).

INSOL Europe is part of INSOL International which has more than 7 000 members and is a European organization for specialists in insolvency and reconstructions.

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Hengeler Mueller advises Valmet Automotive Oy on acquisition of convertible roof business

November 2010. Press Releases by Hengeler Mueller (view listing).

Hengeler Mueller advises Valmet Automotive Oy on acquisition of convertible roof business from Karman

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Hengeler Mueller advises ThyssenKrupp on shipyard deal in Greece

November 2010. Press Releases by Hengeler Mueller (view listing).

ThyssenKrupp has announced that the contracts for implementing the Framework Agreement signed by the Greek government, ThyssenKrupp and the Abu Dhabi MAR group on September 30, 2010 came into effect on October 27, 2010.

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Hengeler Mueller represents Deutsche Bundesbank with with regard to major order

November 2010. Press Releases by Hengeler Mueller (view listing).

The Deutsche Bundesbank (Federal Reserve Bank of Germany) had invited tenders for the production of euro bank notes - equivalent to approx. 27% of the total requirement of new Euro bank n otes in Europe in 2011 - in several Europe-wide lots.

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Son wins payout after fight with care home

November 2010. Press Releases by Browell Smith & Co (view listing).

Vicki Wanless of Browell, Smith and Co in Newcastle took on Brian’s case and wrote a letter a complaint to Stanley Park which focused on Avis’ fall on March 11.

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Skiljeklausuler en dold risk för företagare

November 2010. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

Nio av tio företag anvÀnder sig av olika typer av avtal i sin verksamhet. Men trots stora risker Àr kunskapen lÄg om vad som hÀnder vid en avtalsrÀttslig tvist. Sex av tio kÀnner inte till skillnaden mellan ett skiljeförfarande och att tvista i domstol. Och nÀstan fyra av tio vet inte ens om de har en skiljeklausul i sina avtal eller inte.

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Wistrand advises on graphical transaction

November 2010. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

Wistrand has advised the sellers on the sale of JUSTNU to Serev Invest.

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Wistrand represents Schibsted

November 2010. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

Wistrand represents Schibsted in its acquisition of tv.nu Wistrand, through Robert Kullgren, Magnus Forssman and Henrik Rydqvist, has represented Schibsted in its acquisition of the remaining 49 % of the shares in TVNU Sweden AB.

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Wistrand represents Catella Real Estate AG KAG

November 2010. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

Wistrand represents Catella Real Estate AG KAG in the acquisition of real properties from Vestigia Fastigheter Wistrand, through Robert Kullgren, Fredrik Dock, Emil Dalén, Andreas Viklund and Henrik Rydqvist, has represented Catella Real Estate AG Kapitalanlagegesellschaft acting on account of the real estate fund Bouwfonds European Residential in its acquisition of seven real properties from Vestigia Fastigheter AB in the Stockholm area.

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Schoenherr extends equity to central europe

November 2010. Press Releases by Schönherr (view listing).

Central European law firm Schoenherr has, for the first time, invited lawyers from outside its Vienna head-quarters into the firm’s equity. The five new partners - based in Belgrade, Bucharest and Prague - will make up more than a fifth of the partnership.

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Stamford Law’s Senior Director Lee Suet Fern quoted on transparency on CEO pay

November 2010. Press Releases by Stamford Law Corporation (view listing).

Stamford Law Corporation’s Senior Director Lee Suet Fern was quoted in an article in the Straits Times on the call by corporate governance experts for greater transparency and regulation on executive pay. Executive pay has been one of the several governance issues under increased scrutiny and countries like the United States have introduced new laws on compensation.

 

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Carey Olsen grows green energy expertise

November 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

The corporate team at Carey Olsen have once again been at the forefront of ‘green energy’ company establishments and listings with the firm advising Caparo Energy on their successful listing on AIM, the London Stock Exchange’s alternative investment market. This is the second Indian wind farm company taken to AIM by Carey Olsen in the past year.

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Stamford Law Senior Director Lee Suet Fern to speak at CPA Congress 2010

November 2010. Press Releases by Stamford Law Corporation (view listing).

Stamford Law Corporation is pleased to announce that Senior Director Lee Suet Fern will be speaking at the annual CPA congress 2010, an event which has been running in Australia for the past 55 years. 

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Stamford Law Senior Director Lee Suet Fern to speak at CPA Congress 2010

November 2010. Press Releases by Stamford Law Corporation (view listing).

Stamford Law Corporation is pleased to announce that Senior Director Lee Suet Fern will be speaking at the annual CPA congress 2010, an event which has been running in Australia for the past 55 years. 

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